Lola García-Ajofrín was selected for the 2021 Europ ean Press Prize shortlist with ‘Rojava Diary.’ and for the 2022 European Press Prize shortlist with ’Inside Elephant Territory: How Sri Lankans Are Trying to Mitigate the World’s Deadliest Human-Elephant Conflict.’
Lola García-Ajofrín is a multimedia journalist from Spain with 15 years of experience. She currently works as a Senior reporter at Outriders, a collective of journalists using innovative formats to cover global issues. Lola has reported from several of the world’s capitals. She has reported for a variety of outlets, including El Pais, El Confidencial, El Mundo, La Información and Telecinco. She is the author of the book ‘Gigantes de la educación’ (Fundación Telefónica, 2017), which systematically documents strategies utilized by teachers within eleven countries. In 2015, Lola received the “Manuel Alcántara” award, which is an international prize for reporters. In 2021, she was part of the Outriders’ team which was selected for the 2021 European Press Prize shortlist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Complutense University of Madrid (2006) and a Master’s Degree in Television Journalism from Rey Juan Carlos University (2007).